There’s a new monster in town. Disney Junior’s latest series for kids, age 2-7, focuses on a loveable little fellow named Henry Hugglemonster. This new animated series is based on the series of books titled I’m a Happy Hugglewug by Niamh Sharkey.
Henry Hugglemonster debuted on Disney Junior in the UK last February and premiers in the US on April 15 (5 pm ET/PT). Eventually, kids throughout the world in over 150 countries will see this loveable little fellow and his family.
Henry is the middle child in his family. Kids see Henry tackle everyday life in his town of Roarsville, and learn lessons that they can use as well. Getting through life is not an easy thing, as we all know. Getting some helpful hints, via a really cute little monster, might just make things a little easier.
Henry, along with his parents Daddo and Momma, his older brother Cobby, his older sister Summer, and baby brother Ivor, combine to make a happy family in this little burg that is made up of a variety of different monsters. Hint: think Monstropolis without the scaring.
According to Disney Junior, “Henry Hugglemonster follows a specific curriculum which aims to nurture multiple areas of child development: physical, emotional, social and cognitive, thinking and creative skills, as well as moral and ethical development. Whether it be Henry trying to help his baby brother get to sleep or asking his sister for help when he needs it, the series emphasizes themes of optimism, resilience, persistence and teamwork while fostering an appreciation for family and community relationships.
“Each story is punctuated with upbeat, character-driven songs to provide a fun musical interlude and reinforce the emotional storytelling. The musical Hugglemonster family often joins Momma Hugglemonster around the piano to sing along with Summer, a budding performer whose songs often become full blown singing and dancing production numbers.”
Henry Hugglemonster premiers Monday, April 15, 2013 on Disney Junior.